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Donald Trump Acceptance Speech

Trump: Sorry to keep you waiting. Complicated business, complicated.

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Trump: Thank you very much.

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Trump: I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton.

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Michelle Obama’s Full Speech Transcript Democratic National Convention

Michelle Obama DNC Speech Transcript
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Michelle Obama: Oh! [chuckle]

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MO: Thank you all. Thank you so much. You know, it’s hard to believe that it has been eight years since I first came to this Convention to talk with you about why I thought my husband should be president.

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MO: Remember how I told you about his character and conviction, his decency and his grace, the traits that we’ve seen every day that he served our country in the White House.

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MO: I also told you about our daughters, how they are the heart of our hearts, the center of our world. And during our time in the White House, we’ve had the joy of watching them grow from bubbly little girls into poised young women, a journey that started soon after we arrived in Washington, when they set off for their first day at their new school. I will never forget that winter morning as I watched our girls, just seven and 10 years old, pile into those black SUVs with all those big men with guns.

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MO: And I saw their little faces pressed up against the window, and the only thing I could think was, “What have we done?”

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MO: See, because at that moment, I realized that our time in the White House would form the foundation for who they would become, and how well we managed this experience could truly make or break them. That is what Barack and I think about every day as we try to guide and protect our girls through the challenges of this unusual life in the spotlight, how we urge them to ignore those who question their father’s citizenship or faith.

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MO: How we insist that the hateful language they hear from public figures on TV does not represent the true spirit of this country.

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MO: How we explain, that when someone is cruel, or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is: “When they go low, we go high.”

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MO: With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. We, as parents, are their most important role models. And let me tell you, Barack and I take that same approach to our jobs as President and First Lady, because we know that our words and actions matter, not just to our girls, but to children across this country, kids who tell us, “I saw you on TV. I wrote a report on you for school,” kids like the little black boy who looked up at my husband, his eyes wide with hope, and he wondered, “Is my hair like yours?” And make no mistake about it, this November, when we go to the polls, that is what we’re deciding, not Democrat or Republican, not left or right. No, in this election, and every election, it’s about, “Who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives?”

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MO: And I am here tonight, because in this election, there is only one person who I trust with that responsibility, only one person who I believe is truly qualified to be President of the United States, and that is our friend, Hillary Clinton.

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MO: That’s right.

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MO: See, I trust Hillary to lead this country, because I’ve seen her life-long devotion to our nation’s children, not just her own daughter, who she has raised to perfection, but every child who needs a champion, kids who take the long way to school to avoid the gangs, kids who wonder how they’ll ever afford college, kids whose parents don’t speak a word of English but dream of a better life, kids who look to us, to determine who and what they can be. You see, Hillary has spent decades doing the relentless, thankless work, to actually make a difference in their lives.

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MO: Advocating for kids with disabilities as a young lawyer, fighting for children’s healthcare as First Lady, and for quality child care in the Senate. And when she didn’t win the nomination eight years ago, she didn’t get angry or disillusioned.

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MO: Hillary did not pack up and go home. Because as a true public servant, Hillary knows that this is so much bigger than her own desires and disappointments.

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MO: So she proudly stepped up to serve our country once again as Secretary of State, traveling the globe to keep our kids safe. And look, there were plenty of moments when Hillary could have decided that this work was too hard, that the price of public service was too high, that she was tired of being picked apart for how she looks, or how she talks, or even how she laughs. But here’s the thing, what I admire most about Hillary is that she never buckles under pressure. She never takes the easy way out. And Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life.

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MO: And when I think about the kind of president that I want for my girls, and all our children, that’s what I want. I want someone with the proven strength to persevere, someone who knows this job and takes it seriously. Someone who understands that the issues a president faces are not black and white, and cannot be boiled down to 140 characters. Look, because…

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MO: Because when you have the nuclear codes at your fingertips, and the military in your command, you can’t make snap decisions. You can’t have a thin skin, or a tendency to lash out. You need to be steady, and measured, and well-informed.

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MO: I want a president with a record of public service, someone whose life’s work shows our children that we don’t chase fame and fortune for ourselves, we fight to give everyone a chance to succeed. And we give back even when we’re struggling ourselves, because we know that there is always someone worse off. And there, but for the grace of God, go I.

MO: I want a president who will teach our children that everyone in this country matters. A president who truly believes in the vision that our founders put forth all those years ago, that we are all created equal, each a beloved part of the great American story. And when crisis hits, we don’t turn against each other. No, we listen to each other, we lean on each other, because we are always stronger together.

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MO: And I am here tonight, because I know that that is the kind of president that Hillary Clinton will be. And that’s why in this election, I’m with her.

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MO: You see, Hillary understands that the president is about one thing and one thing only, it’s about leaving something better for our kids. That’s how we’ve always moved this country forward, by all of us coming together on behalf of our children. Folks who volunteer to coach that team, to teach that Sunday school class, because they know it takes a village. Heroes of every color and creed, who wear the uniform and risk their lives to keep passing down those blessings of liberty. Police officers and the protesters in Dallas, who all desperately wanna keep our children safe. People who lined up in Orlando to donate blood because it could have been their son, their daughter in that club.

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MO: Leaders like Tim Kaine…

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MO: Who show our kids what decency and devotion look like. Leaders like Hillary Clinton, who has the guts and the grace to keep coming back and putting those cracks in that highest and hardest glass ceiling until she finally breaks through, lifting all of us along with her.

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MO: That is the story of this country, the story that has brought me to this stage tonight. The story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation, but who kept on striving and hoping and doing what needed to be done, so that today… I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves…

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MO: And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.

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MO: And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters, and all our sons and daughters, now take for granted that a woman can be President of the United States.

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MO: So look, don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great, that somehow we need to make it great again, because this right now is the greatest country on earth.

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MO: And as my daughters prepare to set out into the world, I want a leader who is worthy of that truth, a leader who is worthy of my girls’ promise and all our kids’ promise, a leader who will be guided every day by the love, and hope, and impossibly big dreams that we all have for our children. So in this election, we cannot sit back and hope that everything works out for the best. We cannot afford to be tired or frustrated or cynical, no, hear me, between now and November, we need to do what we did eight years ago and four years ago.

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MO: We need to knock on every door, we need to get out every vote, we need to pour every last ounce of our passion, and our strength, and our love for this country into electing Hillary Clinton as president of the United States of America. So let’s get to work. Thank you all. God bless.

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Peter Thiel Full RNC Speech Transcript

Peter Thiel
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Peter Thiel’s Republican National Convention Speech Transcribed With Scribie

00:00 Speaker 1: Facebook entrepreneur, Peter Thiel.

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00:06 Peter Thiel: Good evening. I’m Peter Thiel. I build companies and I support people who are building new things from social networks to rocket ships. I’m not a politician, but neither is Donald Trump. He is a builder. And it’s time to rebuild America.

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00:27 PT: Where I work in Silicon Valley, it’s hard to see where America has gone wrong. My industry has made a lot of progress in computers and in software. And of course, it’s made a lot of money. But, Silicon Valley is a small place. Drive out to Sacramento or even across the bridge to Oakland, and you won’t see the same prosperity. That’s just how small it is. Across the country, wages are flat. Americans get paid less today than 10 years ago, but healthcare and college tuition cost more every year. Meanwhile, Wall Street bankers inflate bubbles in everything from government bonds to Hilary Clinton’s speaking fees.

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01:18 PT: Our economy is broken. If you’re watching me right now, you understand this better than any politician in Washington DC. And you know this isn’t the dream we looked forward to. Back when my parents came to America looking for that dream, they found it right here in Cleveland.

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01:44 PT: They brought me here as a one-year-old. And this is where I became an American. Opportunity was everywhere. My dad studied engineering at Case Western Reserve University, just down the road from where we are now. Because in 1968, the world’s high tech capital wasn’t just one city. All of America was high tech. It’s hard to remember this, but our government was once high tech, too. When I moved to Cleveland, defense research was laying the foundations for the internet. The Apollo program was just about to put a man on the moon. And it was Neil Armstrong from right here in Ohio.

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02:34 PT: The future held limitless. But today, our government is broken. Our nuclear bases still use floppy disks. Our newest fighter jets can’t even fly in the rain. And it would be kind to say the government software works poorly, because much of the time it doesn’t even work at all. That is a staggering decline for the country that completed the Manhattan Project. We don’t accept such incompetence in Silicon Valley and we must not accept it from our government.

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03:21 PT: Instead of going to Mars, we have invaded the Middle East. We don’t need to see Hilary Clinton’s deleted emails. Her incompetence is in plain sight.

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03:36 PT: She pushed for a war in Libya, and today, it’s a training ground for ISIS. On this most important issue, Donald Trump is right. It’s time. It’s time to end the era of stupid wars and rebuild our country.

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04:01 PT: When I was a kid, the great debate was about how to defeat the Soviet Union, and we won. Now we are told that the great debate is about who gets to use which bathroom. This is a distraction from our real problems. Who cares?

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04:29 PT: Of course, every American has a unique identity. I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican. But most of all, I am proud to be an American.

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05:05 PT: I don’t pretend to agree with every plank in our party’s platform, but fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline. And nobody in this race is being honest about it, except Donald Trump.

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05:26 PT: While it is fitting to talk about who we are, today it’s even more important to remember where we came from. For me that is Cleveland and the bright future it promised. When Donald Trump asked us to make America great again, he’s not suggesting a return to the past. He’s running to lead us back to that bright future. Tonight, I urge all of my fellow Americans to stand up and vote for Donald Trump.

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06:00 PT: Thank you. Thank you very much. Thanks.